A simple dead-fall style trap that will capture a cat without hurting it.
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Step 1: Materials
These are the materials I used simply because they were on hand. The whole machine is very simple so substituting your own materials will not be a problem.
Step 2: Assemble the Trap
1. Attach the bait to the wire.
2. Attach one end of the wire to the inside of the milk crate. I centered it on the bottom.
3. Prop the milk crate up the markers. Make sure the wire is between the edge of the crate and the top marker.
Step 3: Wait
Sit back and wait. Sooner or later a cat will come and investigate. Then the fun begins.
Step 4: Success!
When the cat pulls on the bait, the milk crate will fall down, trapping the curious creature. My cat fell for it five times - she kept springing the trap when I was trying to take pictures.
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